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Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Bell's Brewery Sponsorships and Donations
Sponsored events and donations play a key role within our Bell’s philosophy. Through these events, we are able to not only give back to the communities we sell our beer in, but also get to have a great time with our fans! We are always looking for new opportunities and welcome your suggestions and applications. Please keep in mind that while we would love to be able to participate in everything, we sometimes must respectfully decline.
We do have a few guidelines we follow for all sponsorships and donations, please read through them below before proceeding to our application.
- Requests must be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the event start date or the date the donation is needed. Any events submitted with less than 8 weeks’ notice will automatically be declined. We want to give every event we are involved in the best chance for success, which means we need time to plan. While 8 weeks is our minimum time requirement, additional time is always appreciated, especially for larger events.
- We do very little traditional advertising, instead we focus our efforts on sponsorships. When we partner with an event or an organization, we like to be involved! That said, if your proposal only involves a logo placement, we will politely decline in favor of events that offer us a chance to interact with our fans.
- We’re an eccentric bunch here at Bell’s and love to be involved with events that reflect your community’s eccentricities, uniqueness and inclusivity.
- We are always happy to consider requests for donations of Bell’s swag for homebrew competitions, fundraisers and events! That said, due to Michigan state law, we are not legally allowed to donate beer to events in any state. We’re sorry, but we legally cannot make any exceptions.
Meadows Foundation Incorporated
We are a private family foundation on a mission to improve the quality and circumstances of life for the people of Texas now and in the future.
WHAT WE FUND: OUR PROGRAM AREAS
Texas is diverse. So is our giving.
We provide grants throughout the state within our program areas and also our initiatives in environment, public education, and mental health.
Arts and Culture
Our founders were passionate about the arts’ ability to illuminate and reflect our communities, reimagine conversations, interpret collective identity, promote public engagement, and preserve memories. We support organizations throughout the state that provide opportunities for all Texans to experience and benefit from the arts. Our most significant partner is Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts and the Meadows Museum.
Civic and Public AffairsThe social fabric of communities is enhanced when effective civic leadership and healthy public systems are combined with a strong network of nonprofit organizations. We assist communities in developing leadership talent, promoting civic and public collaboration, supporting nonprofits through management and capacity-building, and improving processes and infrastructures for delivery of services to all residents. We also recognize the importance of animals and the role they have in many people’s lives. We fund projects that improve their welfare and enhance the human-animal connection.
The link between quality of education and quality of life is undeniable. Knowledge empowers choices that influence our social and family environment, health and mental well-being, home and community, and career and income. Each additional year of schooling increases earnings by 8-10%. In addition, early reading, high-quality instructors, access to equitable resources, and high expectations for all students improve life-long study skills and academic achievements.
With our population in Texas expected to increase by 73% to 51.5 million people in 2070, the impacts on our environment will be significant. We focus on systematically preserving our rich ecological and biological diversity for future generations while meeting our growing needs.
Access to quality health care is essential. Health programs that offer a chance to rethink what can be accomplished with new knowledge and technology ultimately lead to Texans living healthier lives. We invest in programs and initiatives that promote innovation in services and delivery and strengthen the ecosystem of care.
In communities across Texas, people face overwhelming challenges and times of personal or family crisis. We support programs and agencies that thoughtfully weave compassion and respect into the support systems that improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable Texans. We also place emphasis on supporting efforts that systematically reduce homelessness in the Dallas area.
WHAT WE FUND: INITIATIVES
Five initiatives are linked to our long-term goals, and requests in these areas receive priority emphasis in the review process.
The changing economic landscape requires a shift in the kind of preparation offered to connect Texans to jobs, career paths, livable wages, and economic and social mobility. By 2030, 60% of the Texas workforce will need a postsecondary credential to be gainfully employed, a driving factor for the state’s higher education plan. We aim to ensure that awarded postsecondary degrees, credentials, and certificates align to real-time labor needs, are affordable for all Texans, and offer value to students and society. We are working with our partners to increase postsecondary completion rates beyond current projections to meet current and future workforce demands.
Quality teachers are consistently identified as the most important school-based factor in student achievement. On average, a high-performing teacher increases student learning by 50% more than expected growth over the course of a school year. Texas has hundreds of educator preparation programs of varying quality and varying levels of accessibility to aspiring teachers. The teacher pipeline must be robust to meet the needs of a growing state with an increasingly diverse student population. We are working with our partners to define, build, and scale models of high-quality educator preparation.
Texas has grown rapidly, and the state’s population is projected to expand by 70% from 2020 to 2070. While this growth can fuel robust economic development, ensuring the vitality of Texas’ cities, industries, and agriculture while also protecting natural resources will require careful water management. As water demand increases, state water supplies will drop by 18%. The state water plan suggests that water conservation strategies could meet 30% of future water supplies.
While conservation success can be determined in part by policies, everyday water users are the conservation decision makers, and how they value water is the most crucial element of achieving an overall demand reduction. We are working with our partners to increase public awareness and support projects that advance water conservation across the state.
Depression is the most common mental illness in the U.S. In North Texas alone, 300,000 adults and children experience depression annually. We know that treatment works: two-thirds of individuals who receive evidence-based, measurement-based care get better. However, less than one in 10 receive this type of care.
With appropriate training and support, primary care physicians can screen, identify, and provide effective behavioral health treatment and referrals to their patients, which could fill this gap in care. In fact, at least 80% of individuals diagnosed with depression can be treated by their primary care physician. We are working with our partners to integrate evidence-based practices into primary and other care settings so that more people in North Texas can be diagnosed and treated for depression.
More than 4,000 individuals experience homelessness every year in Dallas and Collin counties. The majority of the 2,000 beds in Dallas shelters are full every night, and the median gross monthly rent of $950 is unaffordable to homeless and low-income residents. Access to adequate housing is a human right that provides the safety needed to survive and the stability needed to thrive. We are working with our partners to make homelessness in Dallas and Collin counties rare, brief, and nonrecurring.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
Programs or projects aligned with our giving priorities that and:
- Are well planned by organizations with the capacity to execute on them
- Have secured or identified financial support from other sources
- Contain quantitatively measurable outcomes with potential to scale impact
- Would find Foundation support to be vital to its success
WHERE WE FUND
We provide grants throughout Texas. Up to 50% of our giving is focused on the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
TYPES OF FUNDING
- Specific programs or projects account for almost 85% of our total giving
- Although not a significant part of our funding, we will consider
- Capital projects aligned with our initiatives and green building guidelines
- Program-related investment loans
- Endowment and scholarship grants are rare
NOTE: We accept inquiry letters on an ongoing basis, and our trustees meet four times a year to consider grant awards. Because of this, the grant application process from inquiry to funding decision may take up to six months; please consider this time frame in determining what projects you propose for Moody Foundation funding.
Building a bigger, better future for Texas
For more than 80 years, the Moody Foundation has funded projects and programs that better communities in our great state of Texas. As a family, our stories have fueled our mission and our grantees continue to inspire us across the arts, education, environment, health, and social services.
What We Fund
- Arts, Humanities, Religion
- Community and Social
- Health and Science
On rare occasions, the Foundation may award two or three years’ support for a project, or make multi-year payments on awards. Generally, however, grants are awarded for one year at a time.
Tito's Handmade Vodka
The Love, Tito’s evolution started in Austin, Texas.
Tito was new to the vodka business, still struggling to make ends meet while rewriting the Texas codebook to building the first legal distillery in the state of Texas. One day he got a phone call from a local nonprofit asking if he would donate a couple cases of vodka for a fundraising event. Tito agreed, and showed up with several cases and the thought that this would be a great opportunity for folks to taste his new vodka. “If you like it, tell 20 of your closest friends,” he said… and they did. They liked the vodka and they told their friends - not just about the vodka, but also about how Tito would donate it to support charity events, just like he’d done for them. The phone started to ring more often, and Tito’s fell into the “charity event” business.
As the company grew, Tito empowered each and every member of the team, regardless of their role, to support the causes they were passionate about in their local communities. As Tito’s Handmade Vodka continued to gain momentum across the country, involvement in philanthropy grew in tandem. The more people who joined the Tito’s family, the more hearts and hands were out in the world spreading love and goodness, with Tito’s behind them all the way.
Every time a member of the Tito’s Team reached out to extend a hand, to make a difference, to say “Thank you for inviting us to help the cause,” they signed off with “Love, Tito’s.” This salutation became a mantra, which turned into a movement. Love, Tito’s is now a force, a group of individuals giving back to causes, efforts and organizations that move them. Through Love, Tito’s, the team has supported thousands of causes – lending a hand to rebuild communities after devastation, spreading joy to those who need a little more, and protecting the environment we all share.
The goal of Love, Tito’s is simple: to turn spirits into love and goodness. Make the world a better place—in whatever way moves you; find your passion, and get involved. With the help of our nonprofit friends and family, Love, Tito’s can continue to give back in more impactful ways, and keep spreading the love more and more.
We donate product to as many charity events as we are able, all across the country. Check out our upcoming community events and help spread the love in your community.
If you have a 501(c)3 and would like to request a donation, fill out the form here. Be aware that we require at least 30 days lead time for any donation or sponsorship request.
Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
NOTE: Grant requests must be endorsed by a Perdue Associate in order to apply.
Perdue Farms is the family-owned parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Perdue Farms are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products.Through Perdue Farms Perdue, Harvestland and Coleman Natural food brands; through Perdue Farms agricultural products and services; and through Perdue Farms stewardship and corporate responsibility programs, Perdue Farms are committed to making Perdue the most trusted name in food and agricultural products.At Perdue, Perdue Farms believe in responsible food and agriculture.What We SupportWe believe in putting our resources where there is direct benefit to a broad-based spectrum of the community.We strive to strengthen our communities by focusing our efforts on education, agriculture, the environment, health and social services, public safety and fighting hunger and poverty.We also support events that celebrate the heritages and cultures of our communities.
Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
NOTE: Perdue Farms states in their guidelines that they "... may give additional preference to organizations in which [their] associates have direct involvement, but the overarching consideration is the betterment of the community." However, please note in their online form if you select "No" when answering the question "Is this grant request endorsed by a Perdue Associate?", you will be considered ineligible for a grant.
Perdue Farms is the family-owned parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Perdue Farms are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products.
Through Perdue Farms PERDUE®, HARVESTLAND® and COLEMAN NATURAL® food brands; through Perdue Farms agricultural products and services; and through Perdue Farms stewardship and corporate responsibility programs, Perdue Farms are committed to making Perdue the most trusted name in food and agricultural products.
At Perdue, Perdue Farms believe in responsible food and agriculture.
What We Support
We believe in putting our resources where there is a direct benefit to a broad-based spectrum of the community.
We strive to strengthen our communities by focusing our efforts on education, agriculture, the environment, health and social services, public safety, and fighting hunger and poverty
We also support events that celebrate the heritages and cultures of our communities
Leland Fikes Foundation
Note: The Foundation asks organizations with which it does not have a standing relationship to submit an LOI as the first step in the grant application process. Current grantees may skip the LOI process and proceed directly to a grant application. For 2024, current grantees are organizations that received a grant in 2021, 2022, or 2023.
The Leland Fikes Foundation is a private, grantmaking foundation in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1954, the Foundation is named for Leland Fikes, a prominent oil and gas executive, real estate investor, and philanthropist. During its early decades, the Leland Fikes Foundation funded a broad array of causes. More recently, the Foundation has intentionally narrowed its focus and now primarily supports organizations concentrated in four major fields.
The Leland Fikes Foundation funds general operations, programs and direct services, advocacy, capital, and capacity building.
During its early decades, the Leland Fikes Foundation funded a broad array of causes. More recently, the Foundation has intentionally narrowed its focus and now primarily supports organizations concentrated in four major fields.
The Leland Fikes Foundation funds general operations, programs and direct services, advocacy, and capacity building in alignment with our four strategic priorities:
Reproductive Health, Rights, and JusticeWe support a range of strategies to improve access to reproductive healthcare.
Civic EngagementWe seek to strengthen a free, inclusive, and transparent democracy. This work includes support for public policy, advocacy, litigation, civic engagement, and expanding voting access.
Dallas-Area Human ServicesWe support our local community though a variety of social service organizations addressing community needs such as housing, food, employment, and physical and mental health.
Medical Research (by invitation only)We invest in innovative and promising medical research projects to advance science and healthcare.
Just as systemic racism and other structural inequities permeate all areas of society, we seek to further equity through all areas of our grantmaking. Applicants should be prepared to share how racial equity informs their program development and implementation. We are committed to listening, learning, collaborating, and deepening our work to combat racism and injustice in each of our stated priority areas.
- We fund on a calendar year basis.
- The grant application is available starting in mid-October, and remains open until the Q4 deadline.
- Applications are reviewed quarterly.
- Organizations may apply once per year, in advance of whichever deadline best meets your current needs.
- You do NOT need to wait 365 days from your last grant.
- Please note that all 2024 deadlines are Wednesdays.
- Applications received after these dates will be held and considered in the next quarter.
William E. Dean III Charitable Trust
Dr. William Evans Dean III (Bill) attended the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Nevada. He served his country in Vietnam as part of the U.S. Air Force and later graduated with honors from dental school. In addition to all these accomplishments, he was a registered Texas longhorn rancher, recreational pilot and avid animal lover. His passion for helping others continues in perpetuity through the establishment of the William E. Dean III Charitable Foundation, which he created in 2009.
- Human Services;
The ACT on Health Equity: Community Solutions Challenge is advancing health equity through the support of community-based non-profit programming that prioritize the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of historically excluded and disenfranchised populations.
The ACT on Health Equity: Community Solutions Challenge will provide up to $1 million in funding to new and existing programs. Organizations may apply for $25,000.
Community-based programs must cover one of the two following areas:
Community Health & Wellbeing
Improve conditions that affect community health and wellbeing including but not limited to housing, environmental and neighborhood safety, nutrition, and access to care.
Next Generation STEM Education
Increase access to education and career readiness in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Programs that address health disparities among historically excluded and disenfranchised populations and prioritize their social, cultural, and linguistic needs.
Nonprofit organizations across the US and US territories are invited to apply for funding to support programs focused within one or more communities
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